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David Theron was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1981. He Attended the National Schools of the Arts, where he matriculated in 1999.

He started working as a professional illustrator in the advertising industry in 2005. He qualified with a BA in creative brand communications from Vega Brand School in 2008. Following this, he worked for a Dubai-based design agency.

He started at Aces-Up Animation Studio in 2010 and worked up to the position of Creative Director. In 2011, he was invited to join a select group of international students attending a summer master class at the prestigious animation school, Gobelins l’école de l’image in Paris.

His work deals with the nature of the other and isolation. His experience of immigration and its relation to the nature of self and culture. This is expressed through the dissolution of self and the lens of the history of western art.

He is currently based in Toronto, Canada.



DF Contemporary - Cape Town Art Fair - 2017

The Kalashikovv Gallery - Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival- Mar 2016

DF Contemporary – Cape Town – That Art Fair – Feb 2016

No Ends Contemporary Art Space - Johannesburg- Fifteen hundred - Jan 2016

99Loop - Cape Town – Untitled 1.99 - Dec 2016

99Loop - Cape Town - The End is the Beginning is the End - Jan 2016

The Kalashnikovv Gallery - Johannesburg - Cross Sections - Nov 2015

Turbine Art Fair – Johannesburg – Aug 2015

Haas - Cape Town – 2015 ongoing

DF Contemporary - Johannesburg - Winter Show 2015

DF Contemporary - Cape Town - Winter Show 2015